I passed my CCNA exam with a 986, and I'm currently interested in working towards my CCDA, so that I can eventually obtain the Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist Cert (CDCNID) cert.
I am about to begin studying for my CCDA exam, and according to the prerequisites it says I need CCNA level knowledge and BCMSN level knowledge. Has anyone passed the CCDA exam without taking the BCMSN exam? I plan on taking the BCMSN exam later; I just don't want to take it now. However if you all think I need it I probably will take it first. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also if anyone has recommendations for study material for the CCDA that would be helpful as well (other than the usual cisco press material).